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Hello everybody!

I am a new Versys owner as of yesterday. So far I have 12 miles on it.

I have been lurking around the forum for a few days. I'm glad to a place with lots of great info. I'll be posting some questions about luggage and other accessories soon..

I live in Massachusetts. I have been riding for about 20 years. I've owned a few Hondas, and I am just coming off a Triumph Thunderbird that I owned since new in 2000. I really enjoyed that bike! However, I wanted a change and could not afford to own two bikes. I got a nice trade-in on it for the Versys.

I can't wait for the break-in period to be over!

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Thanks Rick. I managed to get a few miles in today. What a bike!
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Welcome!

I know where Massachusetts is!
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I know where massachusetts is its on a bee gees album aint it,,
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great song wish i could sing that high No wish i could sing
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thats what i like about this forum,, its not just all about the great V but lotts of various and funny threads.....





it was the voices that made me do it
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thats what i like about this forum,, its not just all about the great V but lotts of various and funny threads.....





it was the voices that made me do it
If you want to talk about the great "V" Kawasaki is not the first thing I think of.
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Welcome to the asylum, Alan. It's one of those places where it's impossible to tell which of us are patients and which of us are staff . . . and where, obviously, some of us are a bit better than others at handling delays in the delivery of our medications . . .

The break-in period will be out of the way quickly - and, from my experience, the Versys is actually a fun bike even when there's a 4K rpm ceiling in every gear. Enjoy listening to (and feeling) that sweet twin loosen up as the miles roll under you.

So, what kind of "wordguy" are you? Poet? Novelist? Screenwiter? Crossword Puzzle Creator?

I'm asking because, in the days before I retired and spontaneously reverted to being an 18-year-old with waaaaay too much time on my hands, I was a communication teacher and speechwriter. How about that nifty neologism coined by Kawasaki for our favorite bike: "Versys!" It has great potential to evolve from a noun to a verb, adverb, adjective . . .

Oops, sorry, gotta go! Big Nurse says it's time for me to eat the three blue pills and the big orange one - and then I'll get to watch cartoons and eat graham crackers and drink Juicy Juice before bedtime!

Happy Riding,
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Welcome to the asylum, Alan. It's one of those places where it's impossible to tell which of us are patients and which of us are staff . . . and where, obviously, some of us are a bit better than others at handling delays in the delivery of our medications . . .

The break-in period will be out of the way quickly - and, from my experience, the Versys is actually a fun bike even when there's a 4K rpm ceiling in every gear. Enjoy listening to (and feeling) that sweet twin loosen up as the miles roll under you.

So, what kind of "wordguy" are you? Poet? Novelist? Screenwiter? Crossword Puzzle Creator?

I'm asking because, in the days before I retired and spontaneously reverted to being an 18-year-old with waaaaay too much time on my hands, I was a communication teacher and speechwriter. How about that nifty neologism coined by Kawasaki for our favorite bike: "Versys!" It has great potential to evolve from a noun to a verb, adverb, adjective . . .

Oops, sorry, gotta go! Big Nurse says it's time for me to eat the three blue pills and the big orange one - and then I'll get to watch cartoons and eat graham crackers and drink Juicy Juice before bedtime!

Happy Riding,
Kevin
Then what is the correct past tense of Snow Blow?
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Talking Ohhhh, I love to conjugate!

Well, it all depends on which part of my linguistic community you sample.

Amongst the tweaking, meth cooking, ammonium nitrate stealing good ol' boys who skulk through the Shawnee National Forest, the response would be, "It's like I done told y'all before. I said to the dude, "That's no blow - and I know it, cuz I done a whole mountain of blow in the past six months - that's just baby powder.' And then I pulled out my can of Whoo Pass, opened it, and put the boots to him!"

Consulting the 40-mph-top-speed-on-any-highway crowd of pre-senile blue hairs who take over the restaurants on Senior Citizens Day, you would find it to be, "Well, the last time I was able to properly snow blow was before we moved down to this area. Let's see . . . my favorite time was when I blew snow during the blizzard of '97, when they had that run on snow shovels at Lowe's and all my neighbors were trapped in their houses. You see, it all started when...."

And, of course, you would want to consult the crowd of sportbike posers who stand around in their oh-so-shiny leathers and sip decaff, soy-milk-only, Cafe Americanos in the parking lot outside the Barnes & Noble (with its oh-so-trendy Starbucks) next to the University. They would tell you, "Hey, if you're riding at least a 1098R when you try to keep up with us, then you'll just go home crying. Ask these guys about the dude on the MV Augusta that we took turns passing last week on all the sand and gravel twisties out by Devil's Kitchen. By the time we got through with him, he looked like he had been snow blowed!"

So, you see, there isn't just one correct answer!

Sociolinguistically,
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Thumbs up hi ellvis

your bloody lost on this forum, im having trouble following your english translations and biiiig words ha ha I will have to start calling you kevin the wordmeister ( Is that spelt right ) by the way just got back from a 100 mile blast on the ! V ! weather absolutly brill hot and sunny yahooooooo




it was the voices that made me do it
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hi paladin,, I think theee other " V " will cost you a lot more money in the long run,,,,
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your bloody lost on this forum, im having trouble following your english translations and biiiig words ha ha I will have to start calling you kevin the wordmeister ( Is that spelt right ) by the way just got back from a 100 mile blast on the ! V ! weather absolutly brill hot and sunny yahooooooo




it was the voices that made me do it

Was that a '100 mile' blast or a 100 mile per hour' blast??



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hi rick the anwser is a 100 mile (miles) but it was still a blast, never went over 75mph but the roads are real twisty and rural,,,, greeeat fun yahoooooooooo




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So, what kind of "wordguy" are you? Poet? Novelist? Screenwiter? Crossword Puzzle Creator?
Thanks for the welcome! I'm a technical writer. Sometimes there's a bit of fiction in that Also I'm a bit of a paranomasiac.

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